The defense said those errors were used only to impugn Harris’ character and were irrelevant to the question of whether Cooper’s death was intentional.

ExploreJudge to decide whether her rulings deprived Ross Harris of fair trial

The state, in its response to Harris’ motion for a new trial, argued the evidence supported their theory that the defendant killed his young son “to live a life without children, to be able to divorce his wife and then to have numerous sexual relationships.”

Cobb police Detective Phil Stoddard testified that Harris was involved in a group that promoted a “child-free” lifestyle, a claim Kilgore said was “an outright lie.”

According to the defense, the child-free group had come up in a Google chat with a co-worker, prosecution witness Alex Hall, who sent Harris the link to the Reddit subgroup. Harris’ response? “Grossness!”

In search warrants obtained under oath by Cobb Detective Shawn Murphy, Harris was accused of researching child deaths inside vehicles, including the temperature and length of time needed for that to occur.

The prosecution pointed to a video Harris had watched depicting the dangers of leaving a dog inside a hot car. But Harris didn’t seek out the video, his lawyers said. He watched it after it showed up on his Reddit feed

“This was our big play,” Kilgore said. “To show that detectives were willing to lie under oath.”

Justin Ross Harris (far right) and lead defense attorney Maddox Kilgore (far left) during the 2016 Cobb County murder trial for the hot-car death of Harris’ 22-month-old son. (Credit: Stephen B. Morton for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

In the 2016 trial, the judge granted the state’s motion to prevent the defense from cross-examining Murphy. In Thursday’s ruling, the judge said there was no evidence to indicate the detective harbored any personal bias against Harris.

The judge also defended limits placed on the defense when cross-examining state forensic computer expert Jim Persinger. After conducting what he classified as a thorough review of Harris’ online searches and habits, Persinger concluded the defendant was consumed by sexual fantasies.

On the stand, Persinger offered lurid insinuations about the time Harris spent on a psychologist’s website right before Cooper’s death.

It was clear, defense lawyer Rodriguez testified in December, that Persinger did not know Harris had contracted with the psychologist to develop his site.

“I wanted to confront him with all the easily available, easily discoverable information that would’ve made it clear to him (that Harris) wasn’t involved in some kind of conniving plan to prepare for a criminal trial,” Rodriguez testified. “All that information in reality would expose how biased his investigation was.”

But the defense didn’t get the chance. Staley Clark affirmed her decision to side with the state’s position that you can’t impeach someone with evidence they did not know.

“The right to inquire into partiality and bias … is not without limits,” she wrote.

Marietta attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who has followed the case closely, said the defense has a strong case for appeal.

“I think everyone can agree it was highly prejudicial,” Merchant said of the evidence allowed detailing Harris’ sexual escapades. “How relevant was it? I personally think it’s a leap to say because he wants to live this lifestyle, that must mean he wants his child dead. I just don’t see that.”

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One man is dead. No officers are injured. News release will be issued as we get more info. https://t.co/3208kdEPsC

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WATCH: UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 in custody after SWAT incident at #ClaytonCounty home – https://t.co/XnoZujgNOJ pic.twitter.com/tu6zcffILr

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(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 18, 2021)–The Gwinnett Police are at the scene of a shooting at Reflections on Sweetwater. Officers responded to a “person shot” call and located one female deceased and one female was transported to a hospital.

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— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) May 19, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/GwinnettPd/status/1394891816315625473?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621511836021},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”FK6VMQJRXRDPBBUDWEAJ63M7QU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621435590800},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bryan Miller was booked into the Gwinnett jail on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a gun during the commission of a felony. He is a resident of the Reflections on Sweetwater apartments.”},{“_id”:”FCPNVOAJNBBWPOA64BWLWN5RYA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621434455371},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anyone with information is asked to contact Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300. 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Cruz Fuentes, 24, of Buford, died at the scene and three others were wounded following the shooting May 12 at the Preston Hills at Mill Creek Apartments on Buford Drive. Deniss Becerra, 27, of Buford, later died at a hospital, according to police.”},{“_id”:”BWYZTGRKFZBFLLO22OU2PZ2DGQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621434321349},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another Buford man, 20-year-old Ronald R. Cruz Fuentes, remained in critical condition Wednesday. Lillian Kayarath, 20, of Lawrenceville, has since been treated and released from a hospital.”},{“_id”:”R22FDEMRERCIZH5JJ2VC2KYM7A”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”SYH3MKAY7JFFBKTXKDKG5WUYUU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-multiple-victims-in-buford-homicide-gwinnett-police-say/RHJGQZFGVJFYVKVEWTPPULSOG4/”,”content”:”1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Buford-area apartments”},{“_id”:”VTVGOBZ4EVASRIGUS4BHGFDTZI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621434321351},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On the morning of the shootings, police arrived at the complex about 2:30 a.m. and discovered Edgar Fuentes dead in the kitchen of an apartment. It was not clear where the other victims were located.”},{“_id”:”JJJNGYU3BRC37N2RY7OBQFAEYA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621434321352},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators still have not determined a motive, Gwinnett police spokeswoman Hideshi Valle said Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”RJHF7CN2XNB3RMVSJASG5F64XA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621434321353},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 770-513-5300. 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Our police need help,” Fani Willis said in a social media post. “Violent crime is out of control. It is completely unacceptable! People should be able to go to a pool party, shopping, to dinner and the club without fear of being killed.””},{“_id”:”3HL22QA2FNACDJ6TQS7RHF5EH4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966896},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Crime has crept into every corner of the city, with the latest shootings happening everywhere from Buckhead on the north side to Sylvan Hills in the south.”},{“_id”:”PIRAEIBMVNAYVPP4QNQYOIYQAM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621376609306},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In her statement, Willis said leaders must do more to ensure the safety of citizens, including providing support for “good officers keeping us all safe.””},{“_id”:”6ORJGIJPWVCDNMH72BFXIKWGNE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”AIVWWCMELNHQNLOSUB2L6IGWEI”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-man-shot-killed-in-bathroom-of-lindbergh-club/JTRHCLZUQFHYVAY2STKKRNY2J4/”,”content”:”From Monday: Four more killed after violent weekend in Atlanta”},{“_id”:”DUMG5QK3GNGCXOB2YEEGQQPOHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621376609307},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Authorities have investigated 52 homicides in Atlanta so far this year, an increase of more than 50% from this time in 2020. Last year was a historically deadly one, when authorities investigated 157 homicides in Atlanta, the most in decades.”},{“_id”:”XNXLABYDZZCSNI4ZSHES3VGNII”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621376609308},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who recently announced she will not seek a second term, continues to cite a “COVID crime wave” and has formed a committee in hopes someone will have an idea to combat the carnage.”},{“_id”:”HHJC3QYSIFCIHDP2LQFQWUQADE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621376609309},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Atlantans deserve and expect a safe community,” she said in a statement. “As our administration continues to put considerable resources towards ending this COVID crime wave, the Anti-Violence Advisory Committee will begin work this week to make additional recommendations to help improve public safety throughout our city.””},{“_id”:”ZL2GRMDYGBDCXONUBIUHPGXACM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966900},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bottoms announced the new committee earlier this month, after another string of shootings left a 15-year-old girl and 22-year-old man dead and others injured. Members are tasked with suggesting “what more we can possibly do” within 30 to 45 days, she said then.”},{“_id”:”FBI2WQLH7BGIJPSC67CKRFKOIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966901},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dean Dabney, who chairs Georgia State University’s criminal justice, didn’t need that long to render an assessment of crime in Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”XLG6ERRPHFCUPNSSGX2LSKPQBY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966902},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’re in crisis mode at this point,” he said Tuesday. “This has been a gathering storm and we’re in a bad place. The structural factors are compromised. The criminal justice system is incredibly taxed right now.””},{“_id”:”DAQCIA4A2JGP3MQNHLRSP6OMPU”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”YQEDJ5L6DFC7VF64YABRTYEKHY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/violence-rattled-atlanta-sees-another-spate-of-shootings/4NNJOFGZ4VFGFF2UCNFJJSMJZ4/”,”content”:”Violence-rattled Atlanta sees another spate of shootings”},{“_id”:”G4U5RC4XFZECZDIVF2ZEQ4KQCM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966903},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This past weekend was another busy one for Atlanta police. On Friday, two people were killed and at least four others were wounded during a 10-hour spate of shootings across the city. Three bystanders were injured Saturday after a fight that began at a Buckhead pool party and ended with gunshots at a nearby Home Depot parking lot. Early Sunday morning, four people were hurt when shots rang out in a parking lot near Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum. Four people were shot to death early Monday morning.”},{“_id”:”ZJZ7KSO3HVFLNGGMWOODZAD52M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966905},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis promised severe consequences for violent offenders.”},{“_id”:”TLKADADBSRESTE7YGSY3KSGUWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966906},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Leaders must acknowledge the problem and quickly get to fixing it to make sure resources are in place to keep us all safe,” she said. “Our police need help.””},{“_id”:”RGUWXY3YJZGX5F2CM62H2MOR7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966907},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Turning the corner won’t come easily, Dabney said.”},{“_id”:”GE4CPGP7CFDH3IIXZ3KJY5YW6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621374966910},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We need more proactive policing,” he said. “At the same time we need repaired police community relationships. 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His name was not released. The shooting happened at 4;20 a.m. Investigators with Atlanta police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office collected evidence and spoke with witnesses at the Piedmont Road nightclub for much of the morning. “Currently, we have two persons of interest,” police Lt. Daniel Genson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. “We’re not ready to put that information out as far as more details on that, but we do have strong leads right now that we are following up on.” Before the sun came up Monday morning, four people were killed in shootings across the city of Atlanta. The killings cap off another particularly violent weekend in the city, which saw multiple shootings that left two more dead and more than seven wounded. They bring Atlanta’s total number of homicides to 52, an increase of more than 50% from this time last year. 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The shooting happened at 4;20 a.m. Investigators with Atlanta police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office collected evidence and spoke with witnesses at the Piedmont Road nightclub for much of the morning. “Currently, we have two persons of interest,” police Lt. Daniel Genson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. “We’re not ready to put that information out as far as more details on that, but we do have strong leads right now that we are following up on.” Before the sun came up Monday morning, four people were killed in shootings across the city of Atlanta. The killings cap off another particularly violent weekend in the city, which saw multiple shootings that left two more dead and more than seven wounded. They bring Atlanta’s total number of homicides to 52, an increase of more than 50% from this time last year. According to Atlanta police, Monday’s shootings occurred within a span of four hours and sent homicide detectives to crime scenes in Buckhead, Vine City and southwest Atlanta’s Sylvan Hills neighborhood. 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Violent crime is out of control. It is completely unacceptable!””},{“subtype”:”facebook-post”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621378003738}},”provider”:”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post/oembed.json/?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://www.facebook.com/fani.willis/posts/5500250903380702&locale=en_US”,”type”:”facebook-post”},”_id”:”3ZIVUAVE5RHZHKXHJTTRR4DIPI”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Fani”,”width”:552,”html”:”n

Let me say something really unpopular this morning. OUR police 👮‍♀️ need help. Violent crime is out of control. It is…

Posted by Fani Willis on Tuesday, May 18, 2021″,”provider_url”:”https://www.facebook.com”,”_id”:”https://www.facebook.com/fani.willis/posts/5500250903380702&locale=en_US”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621378003738},”provider_name”:”Facebook”,”type”:”facebook-post”,”version”:”1.0″},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”LTO7CDLOS5AKZE3H6IBRIQESPI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621343035584},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis promised “severe” consequences for violent offenders, but she said more should be done to prevent bloodshed so Atlanta’s residents can move about the city “without fear of being killed.” She did not elaborate on the type of resources needed to address crime.”},{“_id”:”2ANY7JS2TJBEFAZJNO3ZTSUBGU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670846},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The strong statement comes the day after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department issued their own responses to the weekend violence. APD again urged residents to show restraint and work through their problems without resorting to gun violence.”},{“subtype”:”facebook-post”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621378003741}},”provider”:”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post/oembed.json/?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPoliceDpt/posts/4252525144758315&locale=en_US”,”type”:”facebook-post”},”_id”:”HFE2LALHUBE3DD7DCKJDEEJECY”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”City of Atlanta Police Department”,”author_url”:”https://www.facebook.com/160302503980620″,”width”:552,”html”:”n

The Atlanta Police Department responded to another violent weekend with people using guns as a response to conflict or…

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Monday, May 17, 2021″,”provider_url”:”https://www.facebook.com”,”_id”:”https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPoliceDpt/posts/4252525144758315&locale=en_US”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621378003741},”provider_name”:”Facebook”,”type”:”facebook-post”,”version”:”1.0″},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”PRDCICC52RHR7KZX725QDFWIAQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670848},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bottoms, who two weeks ago announced the creation of a new working group to provide recommendations for reducing crime, pointed to a rise in violence during the coronavirus pandemic, saying “Atlantans deserve and expect a safe community.””},{“_id”:”T7GN75ROOJBZBJQL6DOHDGNTDM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621343035589},”type”:”text”,”content”:””As our administration continues to put considerable resources towards ending this COVID crime wave, the Anti-Violence Advisory Committee will begin work this week to make additional recommendations to help improve public safety throughout our city,” she said.”},{“_id”:”3YJZLF6GXRFPPG225FEROEKMZE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621343035585},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Overnight on Friday, two people were killed and at least four others were wounded during a 10-hour spate of shootings across the city. The violence continued Saturday when three bystanders were injured after a fight that began at a Buckhead pool party erupted in gunfire in a nearby Home Depot parking lot. And early Sunday morning, four people were hurt when shots rang out in a parking lot near Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum.”},{“_id”:”2E6U3KK7ABB5NDI57RC23V73YQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”6EBP6QQJQZC7DHSP355HA4O4UA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/violence-rattled-atlanta-sees-another-spate-of-shootings/4NNJOFGZ4VFGFF2UCNFJJSMJZ4/”,”content”:”Violence-rattled Atlanta sees another spate of shootings”},{“_id”:”WWUSDGNHGRG3DL3K7JP3R5ULQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670852},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Four more were killed between midnight and 4:30 a.m. Monday morning. Their deaths happened on Ga. 400, at a Vine City apartment complex, outside a southwest Atlanta flea market and in the bathroom of a Buckhead nightclub. Investigators have made one arrest in the unrelated shootings, a 15-year-old boy accused of murder in the southwest Atlanta death.”},{“_id”:”56LXY2BWVVHHRHNWGO7QLX77CA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”BTTDGOT32VGUZIUPZFLQTPWGEY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/fulton-da-says-police-shooting-cases-to-be-resolved-by-years-end/ACIXLPIQCJBTTJJMQKKBBA2OIE/”,”content”:”Fulton DA says police shooting cases to be resolved by year’s end”},{“_id”:”DBNAZ7ZJIREEPCLLBRXU6MRRDY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670854},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Leaders must acknowledge the problem and quickly get to fixing it to make sure resources are in place to keep us all safe,” Willis said.”},{“_id”:”63Z4CB3GSZA6FDQBR7TJZESL2E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670855},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.”},{“_id”:”PN7ARTEKZRBZ5CAKCSMJ6ZMAPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621345670856},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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APD responded to another violent weekend with people using guns to resolve disagreements. More people lost their lives, others remain in the hospital, perpetrators will soon be facing life-altering prison sentences, & family’s lives are forever changed. https://t.co/Y4qWW31a1x pic.twitter.com/B7tm0g3kIC

— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) May 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/Atlanta_Police/status/1394403426474287106″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621306272512},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”GG6LDTXCJRDBBOVPXCWQ7K5Q2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291266242},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“APD responded to another violent weekend with people using guns to resolve disagreements,” the statement said. “More people lost their lives, others remain in the hospital, perpetrators will soon be facing life-altering prison sentences & family’s lives are forever changed.””},{“_id”:”7GTD5R25TFBZFEJJR3Z6DVL7RM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”F3SXA4CSNFCVTG3GIZGO3FACWU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/violence-rattled-atlanta-sees-another-spate-of-shootings/4NNJOFGZ4VFGFF2UCNFJJSMJZ4/”,”content”:”Violence-rattled Atlanta sees another spate of shootings”},{“_id”:”LC42T5UETZDIBP6K7UPQ3QJTZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621261545066},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Monday’s four deadly shootings occurred within a span of four hours and sent homicide detectives to crime scenes in Buckhead, Vine City and southwest Atlanta’s Sylvan Hills neighborhood.”},{“_id”:”BNZPPBX3ZRBLVKDPHMXI5GJ2KQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291808865},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who two weeks ago announced the creation of a new working group to provide recommendations for reducing crime, also responded Monday, saying “Atlantans deserve and expect a safe community.””},{“_id”:”XX7KHP6SZRBENBWWKELZMCFKOA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291808866},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“As our administration continues to put considerable resources towards ending this COVID crime wave, the Anti-Violence Advisory Committee will begin work this week to make additional recommendations to help improve public safety throughout our city.””},{“_id”:”63EL35XH7RCOTLO54O4LWSC7IQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621292392307},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bottoms recently announced she will not seek a second term.”},{“_id”:”USOLYEQ55ZBXBMYNCWLA2T4TCE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621261545067},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Monday’s first shooting was reported at 1:30 a.m. in Buckhead, according to police. Authorities found a passenger shot inside a vehicle on the Buford Highway Connector at Sidney Marcus Boulevard and rushed him to a hospital, where he died.”},{“_id”:”ZHBG2TUO4JAARJZ5V72JPM55RI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291266246},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators believe the victim was injured when someone started shooting at his vehicle on Ga. 400, making his the sixth death in a shooting on a metro Atlanta highway this year. No information on the suspects or their vehicle was released by police Monday.”},{“_id”:”TWIMUABIMNEQPBD5HGA5JQ3J6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”UID553NZWFCP5B57V22XYSB4N4″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/at-least-14-shootings-on-metro-atlanta-roadways-this-year-leave-4-dead-others-injured/TP7DEXUGHRAKNGZRHZPRFZ7WRU/”,”content”:”At least 16 shootings on metro Atlanta roads this year leave 5 dead, others injured”},{“_id”:”ACBZL3JCRJACXBAA3V2QIOESBA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621261545070},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The second victim was discovered about 2:50 a.m. at an apartment complex on Magnolia Way, nearly 8 miles away in northwest Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood.”},{“_id”:”4IEG5GBIRBBT5G5ILWKZITSNNY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291266249},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The first officers to arrive performed first aid on a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, but she died at the scene, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery. Detectives are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.”},{“_id”:”AMFA2QN5JZGXRN3MAOQJGMDFDM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621261545072},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another shooting at 3:30 a.m. took officers to the Metro Mart USA flea market on Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. There, they discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds who died after he was taken to a hospital. The circumstances surrounding his shooting are also unclear, Avery said.”},{“_id”:”AB6EKIEBSJET3MWT3YJC36IXB4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621261545074},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The final deadly shooting was reported about 4:20 a.m. at the Azule Restaurant and Lounge in the Lindbergh area of Buckhead, where a 43-year-old man was found dead in a bathroom. His name was not released.”},{“_id”:”DYKIN2Q22JCM3ADKRGUR22BCLQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621291266252},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Investigators with Atlanta police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office collected evidence and spoke with witnesses at the Piedmont Road nightclub for much of the morning.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621306272527}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink/status/1394245354149777412?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”ILQHLJJJRBAGPFQZF6HYPUMP2I”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”John Spink”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink/status/1394245354149777412″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink”,”width”:550,”html”:”

WATCH: BREAKING – Man shot, killed in bathroom of Lindbergh club – https://t.co/O7AqwJBRw7 #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/uGZp1uNRmi

— John Spink (@johnjspink) May 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink/status/1394245354149777412?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1621306272527},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”5HXBQBRACJCL5AVDY3RVEI5AYU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621259072755},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Currently, we have two persons of interest,” police Lt. Daniel Genson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the scene. “We’re not ready to put that information out as far as more details on that, but we do have strong leads right now that we are following up on.””},{“_id”:”GTBJINT2XRB5TIZT6FE5L6HIVY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621293608059},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Atlanta police’s statement pointed to the rising violence around the U.S., calling it “insanity” and saying “this isn’t just unique to Atlanta.””},{“_id”:”4A6IHIHP5JFTLJGNRC7LEEIOZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621293608060},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Gun violence isn’t a political issue. It is not a 2nd Amendment issue and it is not a race issue. 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Investigators suspect foul play, and Henderson is still missing.”},{“_id”:”7EXD2JJDCRA3TKE34DAKBFBMBY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658868},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Every time you see them they always be happy,” Thomas told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They never be mad or anything like that. Now she is dead and gone. It’s crazy.””},{“_id”:”NEJSFY5MB5AUHGCCN3Z2DRA4SU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658869},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Thomas said she knew something was wrong Thursday night when she could not get in touch with the couple. They had been sharing the same Oak Street apartment since April, after Thomas lost her father and needed help to get back on her feet. 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It soon ran out of battery, Thomas said.”},{“_id”:”QTAHXX57DZGGJOXKCVXYJKT37M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658872},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Atlanta police believe Dixon was shot at some point Thursday near the intersection of North Avenue and Parkway Drive. According to a missing persons report filed in Roswell on Friday, her family said Dixon and Henderson picked up Henderson’s daughter from her job at a nearby Taco Bell that night.”},{“_id”:”SUQS35NVMVF77NO7WC2O52MHUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658873},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The girl told her uncle “that while they were in the car together, Henderson took Dixon’s cellphone and threw it out the car, breaking it, somewhere on North Ave. in Atlanta,” Roswell police said in a report obtained by the AJC. “Henderson’s cellphone was broken as well.””},{“_id”:”LOKQP5KWAJE7PBMUPQXVDUSJ5Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658874},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It was not clear when Dixon was shot, or when she is believed to have died. Her body was not found until 5:49 a.m. Saturday, when deputies in Madison County, Illinois, spotted it lying on a rural stretch of road outside the city of Edwardsville, a college town 20 miles northeast of St. Louis.”},{“_id”:”JHVPUPPTNNCWLGCB4JJ774M7RQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658875},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A “King Luke” tattoo on her chest helped investigators identify her, according to the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad. 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Neither worked outside of the home, Thomas said, and she would often see Dixon sitting with Henderson as he tinkered on his old pickup truck. They were newlyweds, married Feb. 20, according to Dixon’s Facebook page.”},{“_id”:”JHVPUPPTNNCWLGCB4JJ774M7RQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658875},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They be with each other 24/7,” Thomas said. ”They was a happy couple. I don’t know what was going on.””},{“_id”:”NWRQORFONZGT7NG4LWCNJ3XYTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620928658880},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Since Dixon’s body was found, her three boys, ages 10 to 16, were removed from the apartment and are staying with family. While they are devastated, Talaris Adams said his family has been touched by an outpouring of support from those who knew Dixon or heard her story.”},{“_id”:”VP5UDUSV2JCHZOPQ2PSDV2CWQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621011927945},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“She was a very caring, loving person,” Adams said of his sister. “She never met a stranger and her smile literally lit up the room. If you weren’t her friend before she first met you, you would be by the end of the night. She just loved people and she didn’t deserve what happened to her, at all.””},{“_id”:”5MUHB4BIHRFOBDKHBMUEYSC72M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1621011927946},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The family is collecting money to help with funeral expenses and to care for Dixon’s children. 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GBI agents are investigating an OIS after a request from the Chatham Police Department. Our public affairs office will issue a news release with updates from our investigation. pic.twitter.com/WtjIMXDgFM

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WATCH: BREAKING – 4 shot, 1 killed at Buford area apartments, police say- https://t.co/MtWPDqshUo #Gwinnett pic.twitter.com/eXOAv3FYW1

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McMichael called inside to his son Travis McMichael and the two men jumped into a pickup truck in pursuit of Arbery. Bryan, who lived nearby, joined in the chase and at one point tried to block Arbery with his pickup.”},{“_id”:”MQA4HYTE7FG4DHDTBESNRHFN3E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620843755937},”type”:”text”,”content”:”After a chase through the Satilla Shores neighborhood, where the defendants lived, Arbery was cornered. Travis McMichael got out of his truck with his Remington shotgun trained on Arbery. 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The defendants couldn’t have known about Arbery’s past misdeeds, Dunikoski said.”},{“_id”:”N2GXALJKE5A7BG773NWFJAYJNE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620856199743},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If you’re going to take the law in your own hands, you better know the law,” she said.”},{“_id”:”T77WOU4E75DRNNALP7CTUPW534″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620856199744},”type”:”text”,”content”:”She also wants to block any evidence about Arbery’s schizoaffective disorder and the defense’s claims that the McMichaels weren’t the actual aggressors.”},{“_id”:”FVSCVHW6JVEJRJK3WODPCOIVLU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620856199745},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Travis McMichael is pointing a shotgun at Ahmaud Arbery,” Dunikoski said. “Ahmaud Arbery is the one in fear for his life.””},{“_id”:”BHRAV3ESHFEKVPXODNLFWJ6HIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620856199746},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Sheffield countered that Arbery’s mental illness “caused him to do and say and behave in very particularized ways.” The defense added that Arbery’s disorder wasn’t being treated. “It is possible that the mental illness he suffers from contributed to his actions that day,” Sheffield said.”},{“_id”:”EW4OD2O5MBGQXN3HT4EURJA27E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620856199747},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dunikoski said the defense’s move is a cynical attempt to blame the victim for his own death. 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McMichael called inside to his son and the two men jumped into a pickup truck in pursuit of Arbery. Bryan, 51, who lived nearby, joined in the chase and at one point tried to block Arbery with his pickup.”},{“_id”:”HEIBTLERSVHYTBATPS3RBGDQAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620760719341},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Trapped, Arbery lunged at Travis McMichael, who had gotten out of his truck with his shotgun trained on Arbery. Travis McMichael fired three shots, killing Arbery, who was not armed. The McMichaels told police they believed Arbery was responsible for a string of break-ins in their neighborhood and were making a citizen’s arrest, since outlawed by the Georgia General Assembly.”},{“_id”:”QWKLY6HON5GBNDTAORRYXUFDCE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”KWBLXTBAXFBWVFUKGVRO45YYEA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/what-know-far-about-the-ahmaud-arbery-shooting/LXyZ46dMFBansWIm3CfzxM/”,”content”:”Key facts and a timeline of events in the Arbery shooting”},{“_id”:”BASDTEM4BBHJPO4PEWKKM34UI4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620760719342},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Travis McMichael acted in self-defense, say his attorneys in the state case. The younger McMichael was later accused by Bryan of using the N-word as he stood over a dying Arbery. Travis McMichael denies this.”},{“_id”:”ZERIEIB2DBG4XMXHN4CR4262ZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620761652488},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There is absolutely nothing in the indictment that identifies how this is a federal hate crime and it ignores without apology that Georgia law allows a citizen to detain a person who was committing burglaries until police arrive,” said attorneys Bob Rubin and Jason Sheffield, who represent Travis McMichael in the state case.”},{“_id”:”Y2B46LGABZGN3PHJM5JXBDR4LQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620761652489},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Frank Hogue, who represents Greg McMichael in the state proceedings, said his client didn’t see Arbery’s color but instead a man “they had reasonable and probable grounds to suspect had committed a burglary in their neighborhood and was attempting to escape by running away.””},{“_id”:”TKZUWWYKMZFJPAWJHFKYNMJOUM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”3V5SRFMGMZEWZILVDIRRI3DFK4″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/breakdown/breakdown-ep-8-he-ran-and-ran-and-ran/XGWJPFH54VFI3PLFH5XU33XBWU/”,”content”:”LISTEN: Season 8 of “Breakdown” focuses on Arbery case”},{“_id”:”SZLAJUX6BJBINPFDJELTGKWFLQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620760719343},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Video of the incident, shot by Bryan, was released just over one year ago and set off protests nationwide. The GBI swiftly opened an investigation and soon the trio were charged with murder. Each was denied bond. Jury selection in their trial begins October 18.”},{“_id”:”3JPWTWF4PJHVJKHSYYFVVGNFB4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620760719344},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Pre-trial hearings in that case are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley will hear arguments on several motions, most notably the defense’s wish to submit 10 incidents of “prior bad acts” committed by Arbery.”},{“_id”:”LY4NNJRBENHZNGP6AH2FQLTARE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620761652493},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two of those incidents led Arbery to plead guilty to felony charges.. Others involve confrontations he had with law enforcement and a disagreement witnessed at a local convenience store.”},{“_id”:”LQX226GHKRBZDKEVJVPGB2TG6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620761652494},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The defense also believes jurors should know about Arbery’s mental illness — schizoaffective disorder. It explains why Arbery acted the way he did when the McMichaels began chasing him, Rubin and Sheffield said.”},{“_id”:”WFOF4RTEHNFBZAFVUW6SB4EGAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620762472936},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski said that’s irrelevant to the facts of the case.”},{“_id”:”GYF2X6ZXN5CRRMJH65VVZ6V6BY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620762472937},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Ahmaud Arbery was chased down by men with guns, in two pickup trucks, who were attempting to unlawfully detain him, even though they had not seen Mr. Arbery commit any crime,” the prosecution wrote. “The only purpose for placing the other acts of Mr. Arbery before a jury is to smear the character of Mr. Arbery and suggest that his murder was deserved.””},{“_id”:”QHCTL5YYAVDLZMRLC6ZEMNIRDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”DWLOTAC2VRH3DJLBIYIZXAY7DU”},”type”:”divider”},{“_id”:”Y73RPCHDFFF77KU6DIROVRJR3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095941},”type”:”text”,”content”:”STORY SO FAR”},{“_id”:”XLCKUSESCBEBRGNZSPO6BH4FIY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095942},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Feb. 23, 2020: Ahmaud Arbery, 25, is fatally shot in the Satilla Shores neighborhood near Brunswick.”},{“_id”:”OQ6ZHDXFZ5HXRPDML6PMVHXJPY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095943},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 7, 2020: The GBI launches a state investigation into the fatal shooting after cellphone video footage surfaced of the incident.”},{“_id”:”5LBUFV5EKJAIRELMMQYQ7IVCFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095944},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 8, 2020: The GBI charges father and son Greg and Travis McMichael with murder in Arbery’s death. Roddie Bryan, who took the initial video, is charged a week later.”},{“_id”:”6UQYM4PPURH6RKSBTLX3QRAGYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095945},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Nov. 13, 2020: Greg and Travis McMichael are denied bond not long after Bryan is denied bond.”},{“_id”:”6UOTBNQDFRGIPLXZPXNKTLC2A4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095946},”type”:”text”,”content”:”April 28: A federal grand jury hands up a hate crimes indictment against the McMichaels and Bryan.”},{“_id”:”YMZTCAA36ZALZJRARL7KCZX22I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620770095947},”type”:”text”,”content”:”May 8: Oct. 18 trial date set”}],”display_date”:”2021-05-11T18:20:48.707Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Suspects in Arbery killing plead not guilty to hate crime charges”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-05-11T18:20:48.707Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news/crime”,”parent”:{“default”:”/news”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”/news”,”name”:”Crime & Public Safety”,”description”:”Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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Those cases have been in limbo ever since, leaving both the officers who fired the fatal shots and the families of the victims anxiously awaiting to hear whether criminal charges will be filed.”},{“_id”:”LQZ7I7PJKBANZJJ4C4BMB354XE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328229},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis said she has asked her Anti-Corruption Unit to make charging decisions on all such cases from 2016 to 2018 by the end of this year. They include the deaths of Jamarion Robinson, shot at 76 times inside his girlfriend’s East Point apartment in August 2016 by a fugitive task force made up of local law enforcement and federal authorities; and Deaundre Phillips, shot in January 2017 outside an Atlanta police annex by a plainclothes officer who had questioned him about allegedly smoking marijuana.”},{“_id”:”J5EXABUXFRFQZFAGIPVIRQ5GCQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328230},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis broke the news Friday during a meeting with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s editorial board. She discussed a wide range of issues, from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ bombshell announcement Thursday not to seek re-election to the rise in crime in Atlanta to the overcrowding of the Fulton County Jail.”},{“_id”:”3OIDLEFXIRFMLCPYGVVDBHQLR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328231},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The voters and God hand-selected me for this very special time,” Willis said. “We have done amazing things in less than five months in office.””},{“_id”:”4C3WQD6FEFAGHJM6FX4S27K444″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328232},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Targeting gangs has been a top priority, the new DA said. Earlier this week she announced a 105-count indictment against 12 alleged members of the Bloods, including rapper YFN Lucci. She said more gang indictments are forthcoming.”},{“_id”:”7OCFG7CVDVBAFMUOPUE733WJSM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”2UDZ63ZOHNABXAK7UCU6YD7UBA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/unprecedented-indictment-deals-targets-leadership-of-local-bloods-gang/SEDTTU2JU5AM5NHZCA7DYK3XNI/”,”content”:”‘Unprecedented’ indictment targets suspected Bloods gang members”},{“_id”:”UELJGG7PQZGWVNEZBMVC7ESVAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328234},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They are at every level, the sex trafficking, the car thefts, the violence,” Willis said. “We have had people in denial (about a gang problem). I am not in denial. I’m putting a tremendous amount of resources here. I am going to be, to those who are committing violent crimes, their worst nightmare.””},{“_id”:”D67XETNNPRA7ZNISGLUG3GJWAI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328237},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Crime, said Willis, will be a decisive issue in what looks to be a wide-open mayor’s race now that Bottoms has decided not to seek a second term.”},{“_id”:”PJMS3OBHPJEO7FPXBQYGVM3PZ4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”KHI3TMF5URDCXC4ROPIKEGY7LA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/1-teen-killed-3-injured-in-shooting-near-se-atlanta-shopping-plaza/YOCGZMUVGJAM7M7UHJM4GA7ZR4/”,”content”:”Weekend shootings in Atlanta leave 2 dead, including a 15-year-old”},{“_id”:”JJQT23WU2NCLVEMUIK4LNGYAZQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328238},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“This city needs a leader who is committed to a lot of the problems we’ve been seeing,” she said. “We’ve seen an enormous spike in crime so we need a strong leader in that role.””},{“_id”:”VGHECYXFC5FCZDAX22ZGVGRZI4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328239},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Atlanta Police Department “needs help,” said Willis, endorsing Fulton Sheriff Pat Labat’s plan to put 200 deputies on the street.”},{“_id”:”EL6ZXHFF4RAUBLVFGINJGHD57U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328240},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are having a spike not just in crime, we’re having a spike in violent crime which as a prosecutor and a member of the community is concerning to me,” she said.”},{“_id”:”BVGT67A7RFHB7N5ZHJYAMIBWIY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LBL5YKFBMJBVTGAFRS22AQQCUQ”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/new-fulton-da-balances-trump-probe-massive-local-workload/AHWEA3OAIFE55CTWB6LQBMS5R4/”,”content”:”New Fulton DA balances Trump probe, massive local workload”},{“_id”:”XJ4KQKIAB5GS5AOXJN2MRC7AEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328241},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis attracted national headlines in February when she announced she was looking into alleged election fraud by former President Donald Trump and some of his closest allies. The investigation centers on a Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump pleaded with him to “find” enough votes to overturn his narrow defeat in the state.”},{“_id”:”SGY4TLKXPNEBJJHLD26ACOJGXE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328242},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Critics say Willis should focus on local cases.”},{“_id”:”JUC3MW2CABHJFKJ2LHGCI7OJMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328243},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I don’t get the option of looking the other way,” she said. “If someone came into this jurisdiction and interfered with our citizens’ right (to vote), I’m going to look at it.””},{“_id”:”SBNZROOOTFEKFMYSVUV3LGY5DY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328244},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis declined to disclose any details about the investigation.”},{“_id”:”2E2TWP4HKVBXTCR3QUKN6DPF4Y”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”ZL2KK6CXCNDCZMDLX4NTAVIVH4″},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/standoff-escalates-between-fulton-da-state-ag-over-police-prosecutions/DUJCBXHIPNBNHLL3TP4YDEPBJE/”,”content”:”Standoff persists between Fulton DA, state AG over police prosecutions”},{“_id”:”OFKJYAOKGRAYNGDHL7G66S2PYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328246},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It’s also unclear if her office will prosecute recently reinstated APD Officer Garrett Rolfe, charged by Willis’ predecessor with murder in the June 2020 shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.”},{“_id”:”G46PUWVPHVET5CQNIEW6PMXLXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328247},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Willis sought recusal, saying Howard’s handling of the case created a conflict of interest. But Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, in a virtually unprecedented move, denied her attempt to withdraw, saying any conflicts are Howard’s alone.”},{“_id”:”3GB4SHZU3FGD7CY27ZV7HFV7ZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328248},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A ruling on Willis’ recusal bid is expected soon from Fulton Superior Court Court Chief Judge Christopher Brasher.”},{“_id”:”BWJ4LPRQ3VDNNNLVHD24F2JZNI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328249},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“This is all extremely peculiar,” Willis said. “Judges aren’t usually in the business of telling a prosecutor whether they’re appropriate. The process that is happening now is not a process I can explain because it just doesn’t happen.””},{“_id”:”MXRAWXKOJRD6RAT5CWZDULQ72I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328250},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Whoever gets the case faces a significant challenge, Willis told the AJC.”},{“_id”:”ARVTADSBS5HMDO66S5G3MBEOXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328251},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I believe that case has layers of problems because of the way it was inappropriately handled,” she said. “In my opinion it’s unfair to everyone involved. And it has made things difficult for whoever ends up ultimately with that case.””},{“_id”:”J6XHQGS4NRHPLPFVNN6X5SWYAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328252},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Here was the DA’s take on a variety of other issues raised during the editorial board meeting:”},{“_id”:”G76MXILF2JF2JBS57J35RMLWAM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328253},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On dealing with Atlanta’ s “water boys,”: “We absolutely need these children to have something else to do. I do believe there are older teenagers and young adult who, for lack of a better word, are pimping them. They are utilizing them to commit acts of violence. It is an activity we now have to stop.””},{“_id”:”KRBRBNOMCVFB5HXYFW67D7TZXI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328254},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On a movement to make Buckhead a city, separate from Atlanta: “I like Buckhead being a part of Atlanta. I consider them to be a part of my community. I understand their frustration. It is not fair to the citizens of Buckhead that we have violence going on at Lenox Mall. But it’s also not fair at Greenbriar Mall.”},{“_id”:”QB5J2NCRUNGBJF55QALSKHQFHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328255},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On overcrowding at Fulton County Jail: “We do not have enough jail space. Sheriff Labat needs a new jail. We know we need 500 new beds. Let’s stop pretending we don’t need 500 new beds.””},{“_id”:”LSIXWIBI3ZEVHHRLJHPR52SP3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328256},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On how she defines herself: “There’s this whole wave of progressive prosecutors. I certainly have more progressive ideas than many people. I have started a unit that looks at old convictions. I just found someone who had been in jail 18 years for murder, found out it was inappropriate and released him. I’m the same prosecutor who just handed down a 105-count indictment against the Bloods. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.””},{“_id”:”AQ4FODFEPRFW7HLEOQ7JPY75VE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620418820593},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“What I am first is a prosecutor,” Willis said. “And I don’t have any shame about being a prosecutor.””},{“_id”:”NWBAKMN3ANH73IH5FNLFB4Z4HA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620413328258},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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Arbery, 25, died in February 2020 after encountering suspects Travis McMichael, who shot Arbery after a scuffle; his father, Greg McMichael, a former longtime investigator for the local district attorney’s office; and William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the video of the shooting on his cellphone.”},{“_id”:”MZFFSHTTCBHGHNACA2DWMXYD4Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The three suspects are white. Arbery was Black. “},{“_id”:”YTKGNQWJLNF5VFQPMM4OGVM6WU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620411972073},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI took over the investigation after Bryant’s video started circulating and announced charges within days. After a series of recusals from other district attorneys, the case is being prosecuted by Cobb County DA Flynn Broady.”},{“_id”:”NAYATR3CVRESLF7HIN3AEQ5A2A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Attorneys for the defendants, who also face federal hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges, say they committed no crimes and were worried Arbery was trespassing at a home that was under construction in their neighborhood outside Brunswick.”},{“_id”:”VZQJSFCIKNFC7NBQXBAU7E5TFQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620411972069},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Arbery was an avid jogger who often ran through the neighborhood, his family has said. His death, along with those of other Black Americans at the hands of police, helped prompt the summer 2020 protests against mistreatment of Black people by authorities. A GBI agent has testified that Travis McMichael had been heard calling Arbery the N-word, as he stood over the dying’s body man in the street.”},{“_id”:”JG7INTVHIVGINAIWVQUK6J2Q6A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620411972071},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A Glynn County detective initially told Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones that her son had been killed while “involved in a robbery,” Cooper-Jones has said. “This investigator was actually comfortable enough to come to my home to tell me something he knew that wasn’t true.””},{“_id”:”DG5HQY2FVJHEPHHYY566SD6V74″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620411972072},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The case led to Georgia enacting hate crime legislation last year. Gov. 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If an officer must shoot, is there a way to lessen the chance of death? These questions hung over the training that played out days ago at LaGrange Police Department’s gun range. But some version of these scenarios unfolds for real across America daily as police engage with individuals who are sometimes armed and erratic, posing a threat to officers or the public.”},{“_id”:”6LCIOBXU4FFT5BTQJQSLD2LADE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”RGNUTPH2FZCONH6Z7QM7HZMDEI”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/new-police-use-of-force-training-draws-interest-criticism-throughout-georgia/IYWYIT5B4JAZFCGK3OKMM7SD74/”,”content”:”Update: Read the reaction to this article from Georgia police departments”},{“_id”:”M3SZQIHAHFDGXCIUDQPT7OKA6M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294604},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The training is part of a new program launched by the West Georgia agency meant to address some of these questions. The program, called “Shoot to Incapacitate,” is challenging decades of police orthodoxy around use of deadly force. Instead of teaching officers to always aim for available center mass of the body — usually the chest, upper torso and head — the training is giving them another option if they must fire their weapons in the line of duty.”},{“_id”:”COZPC7U4PNBMPGV6FG5L4OWNSU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294605},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The course is the first of its kind in Georgia and could well be a first in the nation. It teaches officers that in some instances where they are authorized to use deadly force, they have the option to aim for the pelvic region, abdomen, legs and arms of a person posing a threat. The idea is that a gunshot to these areas, while still potentially deadly, could stop the threat while increasing the chance that the wounds will not be fatal.”},{“_id”:”VFY33XW3LVHYTOR4NCT7NWWUFQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294606},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It is a break from generations of American law enforcement training taught in academies and in annual recertification training. The reason officers have been instructed to aim for the upper torso and head area is that it generally provides the largest target and the fastest way to stop the threat.”},{“_id”:”YHMJA3GTBRHQ5NNK2UUL6Q7J3E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294607},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This method, while effective, has contributed to the roughly 1,000 fatal police shootings each year and helped plunge law enforcement agencies, and the communities they serve, into crisis after crisis. About a quarter of the fatal shootings each year occur in situations involving the mentally ill, sometimes at the height of a breakdown or episode.”},{“_id”:”S3E5VV5UHVAWHKIDH3NQ6WWBEU”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”6V7VZE3WRRDPVOHERBJ7KZ27ME”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/who-is-lagrange-police-chief-lou-dekmar/GSW7L5T6W5FRVFBI3FE5WO4TE4/”,”content”:”Who is LaGrange police chief Lou Dekmar?”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“street_address”:”LaGrange Police shooting range “,”locality”:”LaGrange”,”region”:”GA”},”caption”:”LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar’s goal is to give his officers another tool in the use-of-force spectrum. 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It comes as police officers across the country feel besieged by public scrutiny and second guessing unlike anything the profession has seen its history. Some LaGrange officers viewed the course initially with a dose of skepticism.”},{“_id”:”E2S3C2GGZJEILFA5H3Q2BQKU6E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620325412990},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“To be honest, when Chief Dekmar called me and we sat down and talked about it, that was my first reaction,” said Sgt. Joshua Clower, the department’s training director. “I was like, ‘I don’t know about this.’””},{“_id”:”ESJ2F7DL5BEVVAGXUFFMVT5EIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294611},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Clower said he changed his mind as he researched the issue to develop the training. He looked at dozens of police shooting videos and consulted with medical experts. The training includes a classroom session that lasts more than an hour, with a discussion of how the technique could apply to several actual cases, including the 2017 shooting death of a Georgia Tech student armed only with a multi-tool. Officers also undergo subsequent firing range sessions where they walk through various scenarios where the technique can be deployed in the field.”},{“_id”:”424OS37MWVD7DFF6QKJOLZ5SUE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”GUPIAZ2UUVGCRCSFXRF7M2DRPY”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/tech-officer-who-shot-killed-student-won-face-charges/Og73InPCgkjWKmxG5fye6O/”,”content”:”From 2020: Ga. Tech officer who shot, killed student won’t face charges”},{“_id”:”GXYL7I7AKBF27AI57ZUKFDHKQ4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087443},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I worked on the street as a patrol officer for 17 years,” Clower said. “You find yourself in situations where the use of deadly force is justified, but I really don’t want to take this subject’s life.””},{“_id”:”APLVC7ZMOVBWVNV5DF5YLWKFTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087444},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said the program hasn’t replaced the agency’s focus on de-escalation and less lethal options. The training instruction emphasizes the shoot to incapacitate method can only be used if deadly force is justified. It doesn’t supplant the option to aim for the chest or head if a suspect has a gun or officers’ judgment deems those targets necessary to ensure safety for themselves or others.”},{“_id”:”J6P6N3E3A5BSNBCEJ3QRSN4OKQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294612},”type”:”text”,”content”:”After some initial reluctance and skepticism, the overall feedback has been positive in anonymous surveys by officers in the department who completed the training, Clower said.”},{“_id”:”NBARQ7SSKNH4BMANVAGTITYX5A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087446},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Our folks are going to question things that may not make sense,” he said.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“street_address”:”LaGrange Police shooting range “,”locality”:”LaGrange”,”region”:”GA”},”caption”:”LaGrange police officer Michael Shaw, from left, and detectives Darrell Prichard, and Brian Brown run through a training session practicing the new technique. 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Some see Dekmar and his agency playing into the hands of activists and others pressuring police to reform in ways that could compromise the safety of officers or the general public. Some wonder if its stated goal of preserving life is realistic. Others see the training as the type of creative thinking that could hold promise, while still wanting more data before making a final judgment.”},{“_id”:”KIXQ4PNPDBDA3KUDBISYWBCQ4U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294615},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Park City (Utah) Chief Wade Carpenter, who heads the International Association of Chiefs of Police firearms committee, was in Georgia recently to take measure of the new training. He said he expects it to spur discussion as police leaders grapple with the ongoing need to change and evolve.”},{“_id”:”O6T5F62KYNG5VBRACWZFCOC5FQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294616},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I think early on, until they do their own trials and tests, they’re going to be skeptical,” Carpenter said. “I’m in that same boat. That’s why I’m here today because I want to see firsthand what the concept is and see if it’s a a viable option.””},{“_id”:”W6K4LXBTTNBVRENBGMTEU25MTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294617},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Chief initially reluctant”},{“_id”:”CIXASKE5ZNG3FAQ7WP6HNBVZR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620329384011},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dekmar didn’t come to the idea overnight.”},{“_id”:”2TPQQVJXBZBDFG2Z3ZPFT7IR2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620306294619},”type”:”text”,”content”:”His law enforcement career has spanned more than four decades, including the past quarter century leading the LaGrange department, about 67 miles southwest of Atlanta. During that time, his officers fired their guns in 13 deadly force incidents, including two that resulted in death.”},{“_id”:”2KCJ3Y4IPRHGHLIIBLNJS2J4BM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087453},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While other agencies prohibit using warning shots, Dekmar has kept it as an option for officers.”},{“content_elements”:[{“additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”_id”:”A2RAAQUJPRHA7C57OYSVI6ILAQ”,”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I worked on the street as a patrol officer for 17 years. You find yourself in situations where the use of deadly force is justified, but I really don’t want to take this subject’s life.””}],”subtype”:”blockquote”,”citation”:{“type”:”text”,”content”:” Sgt. Joshua Clower, training director for LaGrange PD”},”_id”:”TEXEEKWKEZF53F7GDXEDHBBMIQ”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”HCS3OXABLJFIFDQSZSITODE3YU”},”type”:”quote”},{“_id”:”QDXYDU3QNFCGLGISCTAQYUBA6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620329149493},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Warning shots have only been used once during his tenure, but the technique had a significant impact for one family.”},{“_id”:”EWWYSTP6QFBH3NVUIVIZSAYMZU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087454},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“To the 15-year-old that we didn’t shoot and kill when we were lawfully justified, that made a significant difference,” he said.”},{“_id”:”JEMAT3FUV5F5JCBAENOEVXVY4M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620329384018},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dekmar said he first learned about the shoot to incapacitate concept 17 years ago in a police exchange program with Israel. He later learned that countries in Europe use a similar approach.”},{“_id”:”B5KM6LB6ZFDFHKQRZVRVKINVHY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087457},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It became increasingly clear that many nations train their officers to shoot to incapacitate, if that’s possible,” he said.”},{“_id”:”4KL35GUNIVCZ3NMJPMZEW2TBDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087458},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At first, he wasn’t sold on the technique.”},{“_id”:”7ZMA5P4UYZHHZPPQXXPRTRFBNU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087459},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It took me a period of time to process it and adjust to it,” he said.”},{“_id”:”L3ST6ZVHLNFF3OLQQIVAJNQVXY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LI2K5J5DJNGPFGNKIDVJCY2WUU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/first-georgia-police-chief-apologize-for-1940-lynching/feVIgQ6uJ0CMRnqwbdtKvJ/”,”content”:”From 2017: In first for Georgia, LaGrange police chief apologizes for 1940 lynching”},{“_id”:”F7GPGI7UQ5GYPKXV34UZLQXO3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087460},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2019, he introduced the concept to his firearms instructors and asked them to think about it. Last year, the agency leaders researched the issue and couldn’t find any other agency in the U.S. using the strategy. They developed their own protocol, and Dekmar approved the training and range procedures that were incorporated into the agency’s annual training that started in February.”},{“_id”:”MF77ZUM67BEENBMQPZZSZFQPIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087461},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said when the public calls police for help, they expect officers to show up with alternatives and knowledge of how to deal with a situation. His officers are trained for verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention methods, as well as less lethal options such as Tasers, 12-gauge beanbags, pepper balls and BolaWrap remote restraints. He views shoot to incapacitate as a tool he hopes his officers will rarely use, but one that is there if use of deadly force is justified and necessary.”},{“_id”:”ERXW4MAMENBPLIEEHB7QA4QM4M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087462},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Anytime you can preserve a life, what that does is earn trust and maintain confidence of the public, which is absolutely necessary if you’re going to be effective in the entire arena of public safety,” he said.”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“street_address”:”LaGrange Police shooting range “,”locality”:”LaGrange”,”region”:”GA”},”caption”:”Dozens of handgun bullets are ready to load during a training session practicing a new technique to shoot and not kill. 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Even though the crime had occurred more than 70 years ago, Dekmar, who is white, believed its legacy still impacted the community’s view of his agency and its officers. As president of IACP in 2017 and 2018, he urged other police leaders to repair the broken trust with minorities in their communities. He also called for an improvement in policies and training to handle mentally ill people.”},{“_id”:”HLD2DEFSSJGSNDO63NPHQN7H7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087463},”type”:”text”,”content”:”‘Definitely doable’”},{“_id”:”A75PHLTAKRFJ7EING6AXW3AHSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087464},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At the range training last week, Sgt. Clower was directing officers through different real world scenarios where the shoot to incapacitate concept might be an option.”},{“_id”:”J3ZSYAPHUJGLRFHDOAFWYEMZEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087465},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At one end of the range, the human silhouettes were positioned with body sections that are color coded to indicate desired target areas. The pelvic area, thighs, legs and arms were green or yellow — indicating desired spots to aim. 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In most cases, the bullets struck the green area that marked the pelvis and thigh areas, which the training emphasizes because they carry more mass than the arms and lower legs.”},{“_id”:”UUNJNIRCO5BFXFE5FP7FTMNXAU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620327783173},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In one scenario, at close range, the officers were told to aim for the red area because the close proximity of their suspect placed the officers at increased risk.”},{“_id”:”7TXMIPEGEVGD7H2WOMKZPLHJNE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087467},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Corporal Robbie Hall said the training went better than he expected. He said there has been concern among some colleagues that the technique won’t work or will place officers at risk. The training, he said, offers another option if use of force is necessary. Under the tactic, officers must assess whether the situation and distance make it a viable alternative.”},{“_id”:”7HOQTFSNHVHUJE23ODJ3QDV7DI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087468},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Before I shot this target, it didn’t seem like an option,” he said. “It’s definitely doable. Now that I actually went through the course, it’s doable.””},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“street_address”:”LaGrange Police shooting range “,”locality”:”LaGrange”,”region”:”GA”},”caption”:”Senior officer Erik Vaugh fires his handgun during the training session. The yellow and green areas on the target represent the areas on the body that give the person shot a greater chance of survival. 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They worry that the training could create community expectations and raise questions about why officers didn’t employ the tactic in all police shootings. They also question how realistic it is in live situations to hit a moving target and stop a lethal threat while also firing a gun with the precision to wound, but not kill.”},{“_id”:”5BFLPCXF2RAORPGNF7X2L4CPOQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087470},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The LaGrange program appears to be part of an effort by agencies nationwide grappling with ways to stop deadly threats while increasing the survivability chances of suspects, said Von Kliem, a policy attorney with the Force Science Institute, a company that studies police and community violence.”},{“content_elements”:[{“additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”_id”:”DG66VPW3ONBO3KAA2GUGUTSHIM”,”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Before I shot this target, it didn’t seem like an option. It’s definitely doable. 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He said that with any luck, the shoot to incapacitate policy will work in the rare instances where it would be appropriate.”},{“_id”:”S7CMT7ZXHZEXLLUPCDDPUYRNTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087472},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“To say these tactics are authorized is not to say these tactics should be considered in most cases,” he said. “The agencies, officers, and communities need to decide whether increased risk of death and serious bodily injury to the officers and the community members is worth these attempts to save suspects from the consequences of their deadly decisions.””},{“_id”:”LVJZVB3CTBAULNAZPRMPKMU5EA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620325413023},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Activists in Georgia say reform of police use of force is long overdue. They point to scores of deadly police shootings with little accountability. They say more emphasis needs to be placed on de-escalation tactics and preserving life in police encounters.”},{“_id”:”HTHXJXR47RD7DAJO2V5QCAK2DA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620335767408},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“In this climate, we don’t need any more police shootings, period,” said Gerald Griggs, an attorney and activist who has worked on police reform with the Georgia NAACP. “We need to reevaluate how we deal with all of that.””},{“_id”:”RCIGNB2TGRFWZBXLIFEHVNG5LM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087473},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dekmar views the debate to be critical as community standards and expectations evolve.”},{“_id”:”WMNJ6H3PK5BIPMZCISJEFS7RWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1620315087474},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I think what the community expects is that we need to be wise,” he said. “The standard isn’t “awful but lawful”. 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